Fort Adams, R. I.
Colonel OLIVER L. SHEPHERD.
15th United States (detachment), Colonel Oliver L. Shepherd.
Portsmouth Grove, R. I.
Captain CHISTOPHER BLANDING.
Rhode Island Hospital Guards, Company A, Captain Christopher Blanding.
Forts Preble and Scammel, Me.
Major LEVI C. BOOTES.
17th United States, 2nd Battalion, Company D, Captain, Pythagoras E. Holcomb.
Invalid Company A, 17th United States, Captain Thomas H. Carpenter.
Invalid Company B, 17th United States, Bvt. Captain James J. Emerson.
Fort Trumbull, Conn.
Major AUGUSTUS A. GIBSON.
14th United States (detachment), Major Gurden Chapin.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, March 1, 1865.
If you will make an order that no persons, male or female, not connected with the service will be admitted within your lines from and after this date, it will save you from an avalanche of visitors who will get down by hook or crook. I will, on such order being made, prohibit the giving of any passes. Send me a copy of your order.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
CITY POINT, VA., March 1, 1865-1.30 p. m.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington:
There are persons not connected with the army whom I have no objections to the visits of. Any general order on the subject would prohibit them. Would it not answer to publish an order that all permits to visit the armies must come from the commanders themselves?
U. S. GRANT,
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